Monday, January 31, 2011
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From: PHP Karachi Staff
Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM
Subject: Rataneshwar Mahadev Temple, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
To: Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP)
Please find attach pictures of Free Distributed of 2011 PHP & SRSSM Calender at Shri Rataneshwar Mahadev Temple or also called as Lord Shiv Mandir on 24th January Sunday in Karachi City of Sindh State, Pakistan.
Introduction : Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple at Clifton Karachi. This is at the side of Jehangir Kothari parade. In the olden times, sea was upto the walls of this temple and this temple was a cave about 30-40 feet in the sea. There used to be a stream of sweet water. This temple contains the langham of self created Mahadev. The shape of the langham is like an egg or zero meaning this whole world is nothing but a dream. As per another source the ships used to pass from here after offering ablution. There was no idol in this temple, only a lamp placed there was worshipped by the Hindus. The Talpur ruler used to offer 7.5 seers of oil for this lamp every month. Sat Guru Nanak Dev Ji meditated in a cave just beyond the lamp. An other lamp is kept burning at the place where he had meditated and it is called “Guru Joti”.
This Temple is situated at the seaside of Clifton. It was constructed about more than 150 years ago in a cave in a hill. Grand Mela (Fair) of Lord Shiva (SHANKER) is held for 3 days on Maha Shiva Ratri the day where in more than 25,000 people visit the Temple for celebration & rituals on this occasion every year. On every Monday, “Parsad”(sacred food) is distributed but now 7 days of week, parsad is offered.
PHP Karachi Staff